GUIDE TO THE MOY BURN
NAME OF RIVER: Moy.
WHERE IS IT?: West of Scotland, off the A86 North of Fort William and Spean Bridge. It flows into Loch Laggan.
PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: Following the A86 heading East the Moy is crossed about 3 miles East of Loch Laggan dam. There are a few other steep ditches on this road, the Moy is on a fast piece of road and can be recognised by a long steep rapid that flows under the A86 road bridge. To get to the put in, simply walk up the hill, crossing a deer fence through the gate, keep going until the river flattens.
APPROX LENGTH: 1 km.
TIME NEEDED: Less than 1 hour.
ACCESS HASSLES: Probably not a problem, there are no nearby houses etc
WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: Needs a bit of rain or snow melt to bring it up.
GRADING: 4 to 5 depending on water level.
MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS: Falls, sharp rocks.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: A fun, steep, narrow little ditch of the pool drop variety. We counted six main falls with a few other minor drops.
A few small ramps lead to the first drop which lands in a confined pool.
The second drop is smaller but pinny with a stopper at the base.
A 2 metre drop follows which then leads to the next larger drop under the deer fence. This looks pinny but ran OK.
The fifth drop is into a deep pool with grabby hole, this leads into the main event which is visible from the road bridge.
This is a long twisty drop over ledges and ends in a pool under the bridge with rocks in the base.
CONTRIBUTED BY: Bob Evans.